The VTI Selectable Depth Doppler System is a sound breakthrough in the treatment of acute peptic ulcer hemorrhage. By incorporating a probe that can be passed down a 2.8mm endoscope channel, this system identifies persistent blood flow in an ulcer base after hemostatic treatment. Clinical studies demonstrate that ulcers that are Doppler positive after treatment are at significantly increased risk for recurrent hemorrhage. With this previously unattainable marker, endoscopists can now make immediate clinical judgments about the need for additional therapy.
To read case studies presented by David M. Jensen, MD, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA entitled “Endoscopic Doppler in the Management of Upper and Lower GI Bleeding: Case Studies & Atlas, click here.
Endoscopic Doppler Ultrasound (DOP-US) provides the only objective marker for predicting failure of endoscopic therapy. DOP-US does not require endoscopic ultrasound equipment or advanced training.
Richard C.K. Wong, MD
Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University